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secretary leon panetta making history. he will announce the pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. the policy change will overturn a 1994 ban that ruled -- rule that banned women from being part of combat units. at first women will be assigned to combat support roles like working in communications, logistics, and as drivers. later they will work as medics and corpsmen before becoming combat infantry troops. >> i am incredibly excited. when i listened to obama's inaugural address monday and heard him reference the continuing struggles for equality on many fronts, it was great to hear him mention women's issues. i did not expect that to be the pretlud an announcement -- prelude to an announcement this significant in such short order. >> military leaders have to decide which if any combat jobs they think should be available to men only. they'll make decisions by 2016. >>> political analysts expect smooth sailing today for john kerry during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state. kerry will answer questions from his colleagues on the senate foreign relations committee. he i
cuts that could have a big impact on pentagon employees. >>> and just how good are those home remedies for fighting the flu? doctors are giving us their expert opinion. one solution that's thought to be very soothing. >>> you can also join us now online on facebook and twitter. just search news 4 today. we're right back. we set our goals higher than anyone. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda process verified programs for fresh, all natural chicken. our chickens are not fed steroids or hormones. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free. we're trying to make a better chicken. that i put on my children's plate. that's why we use all-white meat, breading that is whole grain with omega-3 and no preservatives. it is my goal to make the highest quality, best-tasting nugget on the market. i want consumers to go, "dang, that's a good nugget." >>> layoffs are coming e ing ti district's only public university. the school has been under pressure to cut its unrestricted operating budget. this will reportedly save $8.5 million a year. the layoffs come one month after the bo
show this weekend. >> first of all, the pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat, very controversial move. we'll be talking to the first combat pilot in the u.s. military who is a female who says it's about time as well as a retired lieutenant general who says the pentagon is trying to turn the military into a social experiment. that will be a spirited debate. then we'll talk about the obama agenda for the second term as he laid it out in his inaugural address. it's very aggressive and quite liberal and we'll talk about that with democratic senator dick durbin and republican senator bob corkin. >> a lot of people are saying the president seems to have a different swagger about him in his second term. are people telling you they're noticing the same thing about the president? >> oh, absolutely. you know, i think that first of all, he's never going to have to face reelection again and secondly, i think he made a decision actually about a year ago that dealing, trying to negotiate and make deals with the republicans, particularly in the house, was just a losing battle. first he was very
and hollering in maryland. >> and uconn. go buy am my. 5:25. >>> still ahead, the pentagon is about to shatter the glass ceiling for women in the military. that story is coming up. >> plus, if the roads near you haven't been treated yet, you could be in for a long, slippery commute. 5:25. here's monika with an update. >> that means you're going to need to give yourself the extra time to deal with it. also, northbound 95, this seems to be the worst of it right now. early morning two separate accidents near dumfries road caused this delay coming up towards dumfries and then a little beyond into woodbridge as well. more on traffic coming up at >>> good morning. welcome back to wusa9. i'm andrea roane. >>> good morning. i'm mike hydeck. monika will have traffic in a moment and howard with the forecast. we'll start with the school delays and closings. >> these school districts are opening two hours late. anne arundel county in maryland, prince george's county in maryland and frederick county in maryland hoping two hours late. >> some of the closings. we have a longer list across the ticker on the b
. hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees could be facing furloughs and frozen pay checks if congress doesn't find the mandatory budget. one stays furloughed employee would lose one day of work a week. the pentagon has about 800,000 civilian workers and it's reported these furloughs could save $5 billion. republicans are trying to revive their party with some major changes this morning. the party is looking at a combination of what lawmakers have to do and have to stop doing. the changes in the works for the g.o.p. >> meeting in charlotte. republicans re-elected their party chairman. >> we're going to be the party for everybody, everywhere across america. [applause] >> right now the g.o.p. is in trouble. mitt romney was beaten. barack obama so empowered he forced republicans to back down on the debt ceiling and laid out a liberal agenda for his second term. the g.o.p. is out of favor with the young, minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll only 26% positively. de
from the white house on 9/11 and watching the smoke come up from the pentagon in what would be the top right of your screen there. the president in his speech today talked about the war is over. a decade of war is ending. >> yes. >> he is making a bet that america cannot retreat from the world but, heck, can have a different engagement with the world. that both changes foreign policy but it also potentially frees up resources in domestic policy. >> he can use that as a springboard to say now that we have the opportunity, we must seize the moment. he's got this whole -- his wife now is getting very involved in the politics of this. she's going to be very involved in this. wow, look at that picture. whoa. >> i think we should acknowledge this is the anniversary of martin luther king day. he took that moment to pause before the statue in -- >> he wrapped himself in it the cloak of martin luther king today. >> something he hasn't always done in office -- >> very, very purposeful -- >> yes, i think that was sort of -- and you can see the concecon -- that martin luther king was so courageous
-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead last month. >>> the pentagon meanwhile offering limited support to french troops as they continue to fight islamic militants in mali. transport planes are helping move men and gear into the west african country but officials insist the american footprint on the ground will stay small. france also asking for help refueling its warplanes but president obama has not yet made a decision on whether he will authorize the use of u.s. aerial tankers. he's asking for more information from france on its overall plans. the fear is that more u.s. involvement could endanger american personnel and facilities in the region if we come to be seen as a cocombatant in that conflict. then back here at home, national rifle association chief wayne lapierrre is keeping up his combative stance with president obama, now attacking the inaugural address. in a speech in reno last night lapierrre accused the president of attacking supporters of the second amendment saying universal background checks are good for two things, either taxing gun owners or taking their guns away.
recruiter. i have gone to the pentagon in support of the secretary of -- i'm sorry, sergeant major of the army in the 1980's so i'm going to say this and quantify by saying, on a security level, i think secretary clinton handled this very well. in the history of the united states, so much information is being demanded, that breaches security for the department of defense and all the other agencies within the military that i don't think these senators are aware of what they are asking her to divulge. when you say, why wasn't the video available? some information i classified -- is classified to a certain degree that they can't release it immediately. when we have people on foreign soil, our soldiers and marines, their jobs are limited by the act here in the united states and they know they can't go out there and say, hey, you guys are waving these flags, get away or to shoot them. they can't do that. so, to me, naive attitude that the senators who asked those hard questions were asking -- ludicrous. no way they should have been allowed to give responses immediately or to have firsth
's terrible. in "the washington post," the number of people working on s cybersecurity for the pentagon is going to increase fivefold. the department of defense's cyber command which mainly focuses on kpourt systems is going to increase to nearly 5,000 troops and civilians. the retooled program will include combat mission forces who may help military commanders by disabling an encommand and control system before a military attack. tell us about it, richard. >> both cyber defense and cyber offense. you speak to anyone in the military in the intelligence community, this is the first thing they talk about. it's an area of great advantage for us. look at the way we use computer viruses. we can organize information in ways that others can't. on the other hand, everything we do as a society, everything we do as a military is now based upon cyber. so we're both the best but also the most vulnerable ultimately. so the idea that we're throwing enormous resources at this, this is no coincidence. it's not a one-time thing. this is now the future. >>> from our parade of papers, "the kansas city sta
"washington journal." then the senate confirmation hearing for john kerry. live coverage of the pentagon news conference with leon panetta and martin dempsey. and about 45 minutes, winnie stachelberg on gun control. max boot on foreign-policy. bradley shear worker rights in the workplace. >> as secretary i have no greater priority responsibility. as i have said many times, i take responsibility. nobody is more committed to getting this right. i am determined to be the state department -- to leave the state department safer and more secure. it meant moving quickly to respond to the immediate crisis, but also to further protect our people in high threat areas across the region and the world. host: we will get your reaction this morning to hillary clinton's testimony yesterday. we do expect misses clinton on capitol hill again today as john kerry has his hearing to replace her. for the first 45 minutes, we will get your reaction to the testimony. what's being written and on television. this is your chance to weigh in on what happened yesterday. democ here is the front page of "the washington tim
cecilia vega is at the pentagon. everybody's getting warmed up there, as well, cecilia. >> reporter: aren't these guys great? how are you doing, george? good morning. we're having a great time out here. this is a staging area for all the marching bands that are going to participate today. 9,000 people marching in this parade, from every, single state around the country. these are my new friends from des moines. everybody say good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> reporter: and their legs, they say, do not hurt. they're ready to march in this parade. we're going to see, not just marching bands and groups like these, floats from all over the country. they're ready to have a good time today, george. >> boy, des moines so important to the president. that's where he won the iowa caucuses in 2008. you see st. john's church, across the street from the white house. president obama and his family, get ready to attend their inaugural service. the president coming right now. he did that four years ago, as well. this is the church of presidents. every president since james madison has at
to the tune of i think around $89 billion that are going to be put on the pentagon and domestic spending. they're dumb cuts. we are not looking at specific programs in evaluating their worth and eliminating some and keeping others. we just like, chop. this is no way to budget for a nation, and i hope we can delay the sequester. but it's coming up soon. republicans have vowed they want even more cuts maybe in addition to the sequester to negotiate, and i think we should remind everybody we've already had $1.7 trillion in cuts and we just did $600 billion in new revenue. that's about $2.3 trillion, mr. speaker, and, you know, how much more -- how much more cutting do we need to do, particularly when we talk about vital programs for americans? so, mr. speaker, i think if we're going to do cuts we should cut things that we really don't need. for example, medicare part d, passed in 2003, prohibits medicare from negotiating drug prices with the pharmaceutical companies. now, the veterans administration does negotiate for drug prices all the time, but medicare is prohibited from doing so. basically i
military leaders the pentagon to cut from unsuccessful and outdated programs and put more money into the most successful and important programs. with that said, the only thing worse than the defense cuts and sequestration is no cuts at all. if we don't have the sequestration cuts at the top line revenue level went we will increase the debt ceiling with almost nothing to show for it. part of the reasons why the house republicans this week, extended the debt ceiling for three months to feel out paul ryan and his team to draft a budget that gets us balanced in 10 years but also protects the department of defense from further cuts because they have already been cut by $500 billion. >> do you get the idea, do you get the sense that americans are tired of world business. that doing some business here at home is gaining traction with people. are they world leadership weary? is the american hour ticking to a close? >> i think there is a degree of war weariness among the american people. it is not surprising. when your commander in chief is war weary you will be as well. when i was leadi
to the pentagon, kerry to the state department and is lew as chief of staff. andrea mitchell, back outside. >> as people are leaving here, those nominations are pretty much expected to go through. of course, chuck hagel has been the most controversial. but this is really a cabinet and our friends doris kearns goodwin, of course, really has written so eloquently about the team of rivals approach of the first obama cabinet and the parallels, of course, to abraham lincoln. we think so much about lincoln today. we think about martin luther king jr. today and the all of the echos of equal rights that came through in the speech. but this is going to be a cabinet not of rivals, but of friends and colleagues, of very close colleagues and we see what we are expecting next, of course, janice mcdonough to be chief of staff. i think the president has a comfort level with these people and the question will be whether he listens to outside voices. he says he has huge challenges, but i thought that the tone of this speech was, aside from the policy prescriptions, much more eloquent than i had expected, f
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